The five-year deal covers 10 territories
beIN Sports has secured exclusive rights to Roland-Garros in 10 territories across Asia. The rights are for five years, running from 2022 to 2026.
The territories included in the agreement are Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Tournament coverage will be shown live on beIN Sports channels via pay-tv platforms in the region, including on beIN’s live streaming app, beIN Sports Connect.
beIN Sports is the broadcast rights holder for the ATP Tour in Australia and Singapore and has plans to expand its rights to include other territories in the region. The acquisition of Roland-Garros is one of the first Grand Slams to be added to its tennis offering in Asia.
The deal is part of beIN Sports’ beInspired initiative that will see beIN Sports working with local sports bodies on the growth of tennis among girls and women in the region.
Mike Kerr, managing director of beIN Sports Asia Pacific, said: “As the only Grand Slam played on clay and most unforgiving of all tournaments, Roland-Garros is arguably the best spectacle tennis has to offer. We are excited to include it in our ever-expanding line-up of premium sports content. Our goal is to build a strong tennis proposition and strengthen the great sport we have on offer across our platforms. The tournament will form a core part of our group-wide beInspired efforts, as we aim to inspire the next generation of athletes and fans – regardless of gender, race or background.”
Gilles Moretton, president of French Tennis Federation, added: “We are very pleased to have signed this broadcast agreement with beIN Sports. As well as underscoring the ever-increasing interest of tennis fans in the tournament, it will enhance the status that Roland-Garros enjoys in South East Asia.”